WHO: 23-Year-Old African American Air Show Pilot
WHAT: “The Sky’s the Limit When it Comes to Achieving Your Dreams” Presentation
WHERE: Aviation High School, 6770 East Marginal Way South, Building B, Seattle
WHEN: Friday, October 5, 2007; 1:30 p.m.
Jamail Larkins, a 23-year-old air show pilot, FAA Ambassador and recent ERAU graduate with a 3.9 GPA, will speak to students at Aviation High School on Friday, October 5, educating them on career opportunities available in the aerospace industry. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently joined forces with Larkins, employing him as the first official Ambassador for Aviation and Aerospace Education. For the past four years, the 23-year-old pilot and entrepreneur has traveled the country encouraging children to stay in school, pursue their chosen careers and achieve their dreams.
Larkins started flying at the age of 12 and became one of the youngest certified pilots in the country when he soloed a powered aircraft in Canada at 14-years-old. At age 15, he established Larkins Enterprises, Inc., where he is President and Chief Operating Officer. Larkins completed his U.S. solo shortly after his sixteenth birthday in a Cirrus SR20. In 2003, he was honored with the opportunity to fly with the Navy’s Blue Angels.
Larkins graduated from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL on a full scholarship as an aviation business student. He has been featured at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum and is part of a permanent aviation exhibit at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia alongside famous fliers like Chuck Yeager, Amelia Earhart and the Wright Brothers. Since he began his career in aviation, Larkins has piloted 36 different types of aircrafts. He currently flies a high-performance Christen Eagle II aerobatic aircraft on the air show circuit.
Public Relations Contact: Rosica Strategic Public Relations